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Subcut Injections



Injection of Incorrect Site

    • Prevention of Intramuscular Injection

    • Bunch up the skin prior to injection
    • Prevention of Intravascular Injection

    • Inject into the correct site - avoid the medial / inferior gluteal muscle, the medial thigh etc.
    • Draw back to check for blood prior to injecting the medication
Last updated on January 1st, 2018


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